Bilberry Leaf Organic
Bilberry Leaf Organic or Vaccinium myrtillus folium, is a potent plant long used in folk medicine in many preparations.
The leaves of the bilberry plant, like the bilberry fruit, exhibit antiseptic and astringent properties. They have been used as infusions, tonics and tinctures for treating gastrointestinal disorders, kidney problems and urinary tract infections. Bilberry Leaf Organic tea is also used as a diuretic.
Bilberry Leaf Organic is high in tannins and a compound called myrtillin (methoxylated glucoside of gallic acid), a substance that is believed to lower and normalize hyperglycemia. Bilberry Leaf Organic extracts were widely used for regulating blood sugar disorders before the discovery of insulin. Bilberry Leaf Organic can be even more bioavailable to the body. While some practitioners recommend organic bilberry leaf powder for long term therapeutic use, many practitioners limit organic bilberry leaf tea to a few weeks, due in part to its high tannin content that can affect the liver.
The astringent qualities of Bilberry Leaf Organic make it a natural bulk item for mouthwash infusions or as a concoction for ulcerated mouths or inflamed throats. Bilberry Leaf Organic is used topically for ulcers as a compress paste or poultice or a bath herb. It is even used as a soothing eye wash for inflamed or sore eyes. Of great value in diseases of the bladder and kidneys, strengthening and imparting tone to the urinary passages.
Antiseptic, astringent, circulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.
USDA Certified Organic